Archives for December 2015

Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Award

Joel Daniel Phillips displayed his work at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art in 2012

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has recognized Westmont alumnus Joel Daniel Phillips ’11 for his submission to the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, the most prestigious portrait competition in the United States. Phillip’s portrait, “Eugene #4,” a 6-foot-tall charcoal and graphite on paper, is one of seven chosen to win a prize at the opening… [Continue Reading]

Westmont Earns Grant for Youth Theology

Westmont has received a grant of $590,400 to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a high school youth theology institute. Part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, Trailhead seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls… [Continue Reading]

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

Eugène Boudin's "The Port of Bordeaux"

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history Jan. 14-March 19. “Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France” features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. An opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m., is free and open… [Continue Reading]

Three Join Westmont Board of Trustees

Tom Nguyen

The Westmont Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Dave Gehring, advisor for Guardian News and Media; Tom Nguyen, managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC); and Jim Richardson, senior management consultant and director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The 31-member board oversees the operations of the college. Gehring, who… [Continue Reading]

Blondell Showcases ‘Humbug!’ at Westmont

Nina Sallinen (Scrooge) and Stanley Hoffman in 'Humbug!'

John Blondell, Westmont professor of theater arts, uses six actors to portray 20 characters in Dickens’ Christmas classic, “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol,” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont College’s Porter Theatre. Blondell’s Lit Moon Theatre Company first produced the show in 2007. Tickets are $10 for adults, students and… [Continue Reading]